Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah inaugurated Synthetic Turf Football Stadium at TRC Polo Ground here which is first of its kind in the State.
The Synthetic Turf for the Stadium has been procured from Limonta Italy and is laid over six years of base course. The stadium is the capacity for 15000 spectators with facility for car parking. The field is of international standard of 115 meters into 70 meters in size. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 4.50 crore.
Chief Minister said development of sports and nurturing the talent in different games is receiving full attention of his government. He said various new stadia have been completed while many are in the process of execution.
Omar said Bakshi Stadium Srinagar is being re-build and upgraded to the international standard at an investment of Rs 100 crore to host national and international events in football and athletics. Another Rs 100 crore is being spent on making the M A M Stadium Jammu to the international standard and equipping with all modern facilities.